December 05, 2013
TOYAMA--Authorities here teamed up with Shobunsha Publications Inc. to develop a smartphone app for English-speaking tourists to help guide them to the prefecture's top...
December 03, 2013
KOBE--People visiting sites in Kobe's Nagata Ward that were rebuilt after the Great Hanshin Earthquake can now use a smartphone app to virtually go back in time and see the...
November 26, 2013
More than 300 million people have used Line since the free call and messaging app first became available in June 2011, the operator of the application said Nov. 25.
November 14, 2013
With its domestic mobile phone business faltering, Fujitsu Ltd. plans to expand international sales by offering its senior citizen-oriented smartphone to more overseas markets.
November 12, 2013
The global number of mobile phone subscriptions will exceed the population of the planet in 2014, according to a Japanese marketing research company.
October 28, 2013
A young man expressed his deepest regrets after being arrested for sneaking into a public restroom and taking a video of a woman inside a stall.
October 24, 2013
Fujitsu announced on Oct. 24 that it is expanding the availability of its "Stylistic S01" smartphone designed for seniors to 250 Orange retail locations across France.
September 19, 2013
CHIBA--Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are vying to turn around their game console business fortunes by flaunting their latest smartphone-friendly models...
September 02, 2013
A newly developed smartphone game allows users to interact with a TV show while it is being broadcast, a development welcomed by the industry in the face of a growing...
August 03, 2013
I feel more pity than anger for people who won't take their eyes off their smartphones even when I am talking to them. I don't understand why these people are simply unwilling...
July 31, 2013
NEC Corp. announced July 31 that it will withdraw from the smartphone business.
June 26, 2013
The world's slimmest smartphone with the largest full high-definition display will be globally released during and after the third quarter of this year, Sony Mobile...
June 22, 2013
Apple Inc. has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. in a Japanese court, one of dozens of legal battles around the world between the technology...
June 15, 2013
Sony Corp. plans to distribute superfine, 4K-resolution movies online exclusively for customers of its next-generation televisions, President and CEO Kazuo Hirai said.
June 08, 2013
Smartphone users will no longer have to fear that dreaded "splash" when they drop their devices in the toilet or the bathtub, and have to flush their investment down the drain.
May 26, 2013
Exactly 100 years have passed since the first Japanese-made wristwatch debuted in 1913, but the clock may be ticking on the future of the industry in Japan.
May 15, 2013
NTT Docomo Inc., the nation's largest mobile phone carrier, and LINE Corp., a free voice call and messaging application provider, announced on May 15 that they have agreed to a ...
April 29, 2013
Writing a novel may now become as simple as exchanging e-mails on one's smartphone. The "Yaritori Book Store" app, released April 2, lets users assemble their e-mail...
April 20, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea--No red carpet. No sleek limousines dropping off celebrities dressed to impress.
April 15, 2013
Users of Japan’s first smartphone-controlled toilet can simply touch their screens to flush, adjust bidet functions, change seat temperatures and even keep a “diary” of...